2,3-Butanediol: a natural, safe, and preservative-boosting humectant

2,3-Butanediol: a natural, safe, and preservative-boosting humectant

27 Jun 2019, 11:30 - 12:00

Room 327 Coex

2,3-Butanediol is the novel and natural ingredient for cosmetics and personal care. 2,3-Butanediol is the only naturally synthesized butanediol and exists extensively in nature. 2,3-Butanediol is safe (No toxicity and no irritation) and has several efficacies as a cosmetic ingredient. 2,3-Butanediol is a skin-friendly humectant, ingredient improving skin condition, and preservative-boosting alternative to petroleum-based polyols. In addition, 2,3-Butanediol can be applied to botanical extraction as a natural extractant and preservative for extract.

We have developed the technology and process for 2,3-butanediol production. 2,3-Butanediol is sustainably produced by bio-based 3-free process. 3-free process means GMO (Genetically Modified Organism)-free, LMO (Living Modified Organism)-free, and Toxic chemical-free process.


  • Jongmyoung Park


    Senior Research Engineer

    GS Caltex Corporation

    Dr. Jongmyoung Park graduated in chemical and molecular engineering at Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2011. Dr. Park...

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